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Simon Alexander Haley

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1973 (81)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alex Haley and Queen Haley
Husband of Zeona Eubanks Haley and Bertha George Haley
Father of Alex Haley; George Williford Boyce Haley; Julius Cornell Embree Haley; Private User and Private User
Brother of Conway Haley
Half brother of Abner Jackson Davis; juile Haley; minnie Haley; <private> Haley and EMMA Haley

Occupation: College Professor
Managed by: Rufus Earl Harris, III
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About Simon Alexander Haley

Simon Alexander Haley (March 8, 1892 - August 19, 1973) was a professor of agriculture, and father of writer Alex Haley. He was born in Savannah, Tennessee to farmer Alec Haley and his wife Queen (Davy) Haley. Both his parents were born as slaves, and both apparently fathered by white slave owners. Simon attended Alcorn College in Mississippi at age 15. After enlisting in the military during World War I, he married Bertha George Palmer, also a student from Alcorn. Simon then finished his master's degree in agriculture at Cornell University. Bertha died in 1932, and Simon was remarried two years later to professor Zeona Hatcher. Simon Haley held positions at various southern universities including Alabama A&M just north of Huntsville, Alabama.

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Simon Alexander Haley's Timeline

Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, United States
August 11, 1921
Age 29
Ithaca, New York, United States
August 28, 1925
Age 33
Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States
December 5, 1930
Age 38
Age 81
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States